Books by Eugenie Fernandes

MY NAME IS BLESSING by Eric Walters
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"With dignity and quiet acceptance, this story illustrates that blessings, like family, can take unexpected forms. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
This expressive picture book, based on a real family, lovingly tells a hard story with a twist. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Readers will take much away from this, including an appreciation for their health-care resources and a desire to make a difference in the world. (map, glossary) (Picture book. 6-10)"
This entry in the CitizenKid series successfully conveys to readers both the importance of health care/disease prevention and the limited availability of these in the third world. Read full book review >
BIRTHDAY SUIT by Olive Senior
Released: May 1, 2012

  

Who needs swimming trunks?

Johnny likes to run around naked, and so would you if you lived on a tropical island surrounded by the beautiful blue sea. Read full book review >

KITTEN'S WINTER by Eugenie Fernandes
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A pleasing finale to the seasonal quartet. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Kitten's fourth seasonal sojourn (Kitten's Autumn, 2010, etc.) finds her struggling through a snowstorm to reach the warmth and safety of home, all the while observing how the forest dwellers deal with the weather. Read full book review >
KITTEN'S AUTUMN by Eugenie Fernandes
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

It's autumn on the farm, and calico kitten is ready to explore the woodland nearby and observe its various denizens. Read full book review >
KITTEN’S SPRING by Eugenie Fernandes
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Morning hums, / Kitten listens." Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

Loosely based on an actual success story, this tale of a Ghanaian lad who parlays one hen into a major poultry farm highlights the way microloans are helping to break the cycle of poverty in many third-world communities. Read full book review >

POETRY
Released: March 1, 2007

In this natural complement to Judy Sierra's Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems (1998), illus by Jose Aruego & Ariane Dewey, Spinelli offers rhymed introductions to an arctic menagerie that ranges from orcas ("What's black and white / [but not a penguin]? / What's fast and fierce / [but not a bear]?") to snow fleas, with the occasional wildflower or iceberg tucked in for good measure. Read full book review >

POETRY
Released: April 1, 2005

In 30 short verses, an educator puts an assortment of livestock through some unusual paces to demonstrate homophones, personification, alliteration and such other "language skills" as idioms and puns, e.g., "I went under the fence this morning. / No one knows where I am. / I love the freedom that I've found. / I'm a sheep that's on the lam." Read full book review >

THE MOUSE WAS OUT AT RECESS by David L. Harrison
POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

A dog wags his tail in the paint and voilà, Donny has a work of art; a wad of bubble gum causes a hysterical disaster; and someone lets the mouse out of its cage. Read full book review >

CAPPUCCINA GOES TO TOWN by Mary Ann Smith
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

It's a cow's life, until Cappuccina gets it in her head that town looks a lot more fun than her pasture, in this candied grass-is-greener tale. Read full book review >

BEFORE YOU WERE BORN by Ann Douglas
HEALTH
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

A well-intentioned description of life before birth. Read full book review >

ELLIOT FRY'S GOOD-BYE by Larry Dane Brimner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

When Elliot decides to leave home rather than clean up his room to make space for his visiting uncle, his parents simply remind him to take his sweater and not to cross the street, thus limiting his trip to circling his own pleasant suburban block. Read full book review >